Cole's close readings of violence in the work of some of the major modernists are superb. (Lauren Arrington, The Times Literary Supplement
is also striking in terms of what it leaves out: a full-scale exploration of the Great War, arguably the defining event in the concatenation of modernism and violence.
About the Author
is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She is the author of Modernism, Male Friendship, and the First World War.